At this time last week I was at work, in the “WSUP War Room” as we pushed the new hardware and software live. I worked from 7:00am to 11:30pm that day.
We basically replaced EVERYTHING, so we were expecting this week to be really really rough. We had been set to work 24/7 for as long as we needed to get our website up and stable again… I was going to be on the morning shift. We were all prepared for the worst – we’d prepped upper level management about what could happen, gotten all ready to basically live at work for a while…
…and then nothing happened. It went totally smooth! This week as very boring, which is awesome, considering how much had changed! There’s been only 20 bugs filed this week (compared to 200 the first week after the ERP system upgrade!), and only four emergency bug fixes pushed to production. (Even a normal release will have 4-6.)
All that work, and it paid off. 🙂
It reminded me of a chat I had with Brody at MFM last year – we get ourselves ready for the worse… calculate all the things that could go wrong… and then “or that could happen” – none of those things happen and it’s all easy in the end.
Such an amazing project. Can’t wait to see what comes next!